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UCLA LITIGATION DOCS AFFIRM ORIGIN OF UCS, HARVARD SCRAMBLE TO PRE-BUT REVELATION OF “SECRET MEETING” FOR AGs, “PROSPECTIVE FUNDERS”

By Chris Horner On April 25, 2016, Harvard Law School and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) held a meeting with activists, public officials, and lawyers to, in part, “share legal and scientific information having an important bearing on potential investigations and lawsuits” against the energy industry. One participant described the briefing, in two separate […]

REPORT: ATTORNEYS GENERAL HOLD ‘SECRET’ MEETING WITH DONORS TO DISCUSS FUTURE CLIMATE LAWSUITS

Attorneys associated with various attorneys general offices across the country met at a secret fundraiser in 2016 at Harvard University to discuss how to engage in climate lawsuits, according to a series of reports. Handouts touting the fundraiser did not include any specifics, a Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) report from August notes. But one presenter described […]

Confused Sen. Kamala Harris and “Partisan Probes”

Sen. Kamala Harris, a former California attorney general, recently“found herself in hot water after getting caught telling a fib about her history with ExxonMobil.” Specifically, she claimed that she had sued the company as part of the #ExxonKnew campaign by plaintiffs’ lawyers and activist attorneys general looking for settlements in the hundreds of billions of dollars […]

Emails suggest @UCUSA Union of Concerned Scientists is at the Center of the Climate Litigation Industry

These email records… …from UCLA Law School suggest that the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Peter Frumhoff is on the inside of the climate tort industry and its litigation campaign. CLW readers recall it was from a UCS event led by Frumhoff —  the “Secret Meeting at Harvard” — that UCLA faculty member Cara Horowitz emailed the school’s […]